take it to a bike shop, have them show you how to adjust the height of your handlebars and then how to tighten it correctly.Mesomorph rider said:I took apart the steering stem to my bike
I raised the stem which raised the bars. It was good but I crashed yesterday on a tabletop(yea I know who crashes on a tabletop ) and the bars bent with the steering stem rod thingy that connects the bars to he bike. I disassembled it, put it bakc together (raised style again) and now when I turn the bars, the wheel doesn't feel conected to the wheel. In other words, I can turn the wheel and hold the bars still if I apply a little pressure.
how do I fix this? If it's been coverd just direct me to the thread.
That bike is similar to my bike. I have an older model mountain track 230, not a 220 but they lok the same.
shortcut: make sure the bolt on the top of the steerer is tight as well as the bolts on the steerer itself. Hint: look down at your steertube, if you see a bolt tighten it.